In which country Kiwi the first modern shoe polish was invented in 1906?
First Published: February 24, 2010 | Last Updated:February 24, 2010
Kiwi brand was the first shoe polish which resembles the modern varieties of shoe polishes as it is aimed primarily at inducing shine. It was first manufactured in a very small factory in Melbourne Australia by two Scottish expatriates William Ramsay and Hamilton. The brand was named as Kiwi which is the national bird of New Zealand & Ramsay’s wife was a native of Oamaru, New Zealand. After success in Australia Kiwi expanded in other countries and adopted by both the British and American armies in World War I.
Today Kiwi is sold in 180 countries and dominated the market share in UK & USA. Currently it is owned by the Sara Lee Corporation which bought it in 1984.